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Dying Matters Staffordshire

Talking openly about death and dying

In the run up to Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018, Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, alongside Together We're Better, have launched a campaign to encourage people to speak openly and honestly about death and dying and ensure their final wishes are known.

Dying Matters, Staffordshire’ aims to help people drop the euphemisms about death, and instead talk openly about what they want to happen when they die.  The campaign will end with national Dying Matters Awareness Week in mid-May.   

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For minor conditions then visit ...

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More suicide and self-harm prevention ...

£300,000 extra funding is going to be spent in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to support a suicide prevention programme specifically targeting middle-aged men.   One person dies every 90 minutes in the UK through suicide, with the rate for male ...

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New national scheme to develop ...

A new national scheme that seeks to develop the next generation of leaders in the NHS is being piloted across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Together We’re Better, the health and care partnership for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, has ...

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Make your voice count by ...

The views of local people on what works well, what should be improved and what is important when it comes to health and care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are the focus of a major public conversation launching today.

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Improving maternity and newborn services ...

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Patients with diabetes advised to ...

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